Turkic-speaking pastoral nomadic tribal groups began entering central and southern Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.The Qashqai, as a large tribal unit, dates back at least to the early eighteenth century, when some Turkish(Turki)-speaking tribal groups in the region existed under the name Qashqai.
Qashqai rugs are best known for their boldness and and freedom in the way the pattern is drawn. An aesthetically pleasing geometry, the fineness of their wool and their clear, strong colours combine to ensure their reputation as superlative examples of textile art.
Kashkuli rugs are amongst the finest woven of the Persian tribal production, which is reflected in the price. They are still semi-nomadic. However they value their freedom and flocks above all else and you will feel the wool in their rugs is some of the very best in the world. This luxurious wool gives a fabulous glow to the dyes.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 145×106 cms
Origin: Qashqai kashkuli tribe, Irán
Date of weaving: 1970s
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